When Ryane Clowe gave the San Jose Sharks a 1-0 lead with six seconds remaining in the second period on Friday, it was only fitting that he scored on his back-hand, on a rebound and from right beside the net. That type of score is exactly what fans have come to expect from No. 29, and his first marker of the season was simply Clowe doing what Clowe does best, attacking the net. And where was Clowe all game long? Consistently around the crease, searching for rebounds, wreaking havoc in front of Avalanche goaltender Craig Anderson and being a physical menace for Colorado defenders. But when I speak of this type of play being "vintage" Ryane Clowe, I'm not talking about his "breakout" season from last year which saw the Sharks forward reach career highs with 22 goals and 30 assists.á Last ye ...
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